Natural Remedies for Depression

Read Dr. Stephen Ilardi’s The Depression Cure. He said the depressed brain is like someone getting the flu who wants to shut down. He points out that a trial of 4,000 people treated with drugs reported quietly that only 6% of the patients were better after a year of treatment with drugs like SSRIs. His treatment plan is to take 1,000 to 2,000 Omega 3 oils because they’re anti-inflammatory and anti-depression, but are not made by the body. Also, use a 10,000-lux light box a half hour a day, plus the well-known benefits of exercise, sleep, and social connection. His sixth step is to limit “rumination,” negative self-talk, by engaging in activity instead. He of course recommends seeing a trained clinician.

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